I'm Not Giving You Marriage Advice
But these experts are.
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Welcome to The First Years of Marriage Newsletter! We talk about the conversations, challenges, and changes that begin once the honeymoon ends. Advice from experts, mistakes from me (Jen Glantz), and things you’re going to want to know as you continue to ask yourself this question - “I’m married, so now what?”
Today, I’m Not Giving You Marriage Advice
I’ve been reading a lot of marriage advice from sources all over the place: from friend’s blogs to fun news articles I discover when I do a Google search. This week, I wanted to share with you a collection of articles that share all kinds of advice - some you’ll agree with, some you’ll shake your head at, and perhaps some of the advice you’ll find yourself needing in this very moment.
Here are this week’s articles to check out:
An experts shares marriage advice: Like how it’s okay to disagree and what to do about it - other than just launch into a full-blown argument.
How marriage makes things fancy: I loved this article on terms we use when we’re in relationships vs. when we’re married.
The 7 behaviors that can make a marriage toxic: At many points in your marriage, you might have the moments when things feel “off” this article calls out some of those behaviors and practical solutions.
What can break a happy marriage: A short read with fun suggestions to help your marriage out
The secret to a happy marriage: I loved the advice inside this article from a couple who has been married for over 70-years.
This Week’s Love List:
A fun book to dive into: Learn more about you + your partner’s love language on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Love you (for as long as we both shall live),
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